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Sudeki, a world torn apart into light, shadow and dark. Rent asunder by deceit and betrayal, the land cries out for a peace that only four united heroes can bring. Beyond the protective walls of Illumina Castle lie miles of pastoral, rolling countryside, though once a serene landscape, the Aklorian forces have transformed the countryside...
Release Date: Mar 25, 2005
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Sudeki Patch Released

March 28th, 2014

Hi Everyone,

A patch has been released that addresses the following problems that some people were suffering from:

- Black screen upon entering main menu
- Weapon swap with Ailish on X button
- Crash whilst saving in certain locations

Thank-you for your feedback and support!

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About the Game

Sudeki, a world torn apart into light, shadow and dark. Rent asunder by deceit and betrayal, the land cries out for a peace that only four united heroes can bring.

Beyond the protective walls of Illumina Castle lie miles of pastoral, rolling countryside, though once a serene landscape, the Aklorian forces have transformed the countryside into a charred battlefield. Simply passing through the region is unsafe, as travellers must be ever alert for ambushes.

Four friends have joined together to aid their queen. Though destined to encounter ancient gods, primordial wonders, and marvellous inventions, foes and betrayal haunt their every step. A keen eye could prove vital, exposing essential clues. And as the companions make their way through darkness and light, they’ll discover that those two extremes have more in common than they once imagined...

  • Real-time, bone-crunching combat with incredible spells and combos.
  • Control any one of the four champions at any time, and skip between them at will.
  • Customise each character's armour, weapons and spells and evolve new powerful attacks.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Pixel Shader 2.0 capable graphics card or better
    • Hard Drive: 5.6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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153 of 178 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,051 products in account
14 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
Insta-buy for me! I own this on the original Xbox already, but as soon as I saw it was on Steam (and at such a great price!!) I couldn't say no!

It is a little dated now, considering it was originally on the first Xbox, so keep that in mind. It was one of the few decent RPGs the Xbox had.

When you open the game, it loads a config tool first. Here are all the options:

http://imgur.com/a/HQOYL
Hope this helps!

Visuals: 10/10. This game is really, really pretty. The art style is a softened down japanese rpg, not really anything new, just a really nice look. A few might find the graphics to be "kiddy", but I find the color schemes to be pretty norm as far as fantasy games go, nothing kiddy about it.

Audio: 10/10. The effort put into the voices and the overall amount of dialogue in this game is amazing. Each character has a voice (minus the standard characters who share voices), but each one will talk during interactions. The dialogue doesn't get old like some games(i.e. - Knights of the Old Republic), and the dialogue is very straight forward with obvious choices for responses. The background music I have found to be very well done. Ambient sounds and mellow instruments are the norm in the main worlds, while battles have upbeat and intense themes. The game gets you right where you should be.

Gameplay: 10/10. I'll be the first to admit that this game has a relatively high learning curve as far as the combat system. The game uses a combo system for swordsmen that uses perfect timing in order to pull off any worthwhile damage. This is a little more difficult because a single hit from the enemy while trying to perfectly time the combo will end it, and likely get you caught in the middle of 20 enemies taking cheap shots at you. For the archer and mage, they control in FPS mode, which i must say is pretty cool. It puts you into the action a lot better than just pulling back and summoning spells or launching attacks. Moving from place to place is also a breeze in this game because everything is relatively close. It seems like the boring effort of running in the middle of nothingness didn't appeal to Climax, so we have cutscenes that warp you to places, and also short distances to travel even when backtracking. As far as comparing the gameplay overall to any other RPG on XBOX, I'd say this is it as far as fun goes.

Replayability: 7/10. I'm not a huge fan of going back and playing RPGs over and over again to find all the secret items. I'd rather spend 60 hours beating a 40 hour game the first time finding everything than play through 3 more times. Sudeki has plenty of sidequests if you're looking for them, and plenty of little things to find like money and items. Regardless of whether you want 100% completion on the game, this is one of those games that I do enjoy going back and beating at least once more for the shear fun of the game.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
413 products in account
12 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
First off, Tom Baker! He narrates certain parts of the game and also voices one of the characters - not a main character, but an NPC that shows up here and there throughout the game (Tetsu). When I learned that, I had to pick it up immediately, regardless of whether the game was any good or not. Aside from the fourth Doctor, the game is also fully voiced with cutscenes, NPC chatter, and dialogue options.

Sudeki is from 2005 and it shows. The graphics are a bit primitive, about the same level as World of Warcraft, although the art style is different. It has a more Asian vibe. It's actually a very pretty game, with bright colors, dazzling particle effects, and great character designs.

It's also an obvious console port, with no mouse control within menus, a checkpoint save system, and limited options. The default POV is third person with no Y axis control, but certain skills require first-person view which does allow you full X & Y angle control. Ranged characters play in first-person by default during combat, then switch back to third-person when moving around out of combat.

Combat is fluid, and plays differently for each character. Some have combo moves which aren't too complicated (L/R/L, L/L/L, R/L/L, etc.), others have various weapons you can switch between during combat for various effects. There are also spells and special powerup moves you can activate. Combat pauses while you select these from a menu, and they include cutscene style animations with epic effects. This makes it feel a bit like a turn-based RPG like Final Fantasy VII when you trigger those off, which is kind of fun.

There are shops and save checkpoints scattered around here and there. Weapons and armor can be upgraded with runes to add various effects like damage shield on armor, or extra crit chance on weapons, things of that nature. The game-world is composed of corridors divided by zones. There is no jumping, and sometimes you might encounter an invisible wall where it looks like you should be able to go a certain direction, but you can't. In this way, the setup reminds me a bit of Kingdom of Amalur. You can go almost anywhere, although some areas are blocked off until you unlock them through the story.

Speaking of the story, it's actually quite good. The characters are interesting, there are quite a few subtle jokes and innuendos thrown in here and there, and it has a lot of personality. I didn't want to stop playing but alas, sleep beckons. I look forward to playing through some more, as the game is actually quite fun. For the price, it's very solid entertainment. You just have to overlook the dated graphics and console feel.

I'll update my review if I discover anything that changes it but so far I'm really impressed.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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50 of 62 people (81%) found this review helpful
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1 review
24.0 hrs on record
I can’t run it off Steam on my crap laptop, so I’ll review using my old copy.
Short Story: If you can run it, TRY THIS GAME! For $5, you will not regret it.

Long Story: It a good mix of both West and J-RPG essentially. The game has flaws, yes; but at the same time it oozes charm, humour and plain enjoyment every step of the way.

The real selling point IS “Sudeki”, the world itself. The environments are varied and exploring around the Palace and the countryside will make you wish you could spend a summer visiting and living in the game world. And to top it off there is a great soundtrack that gives each town and village a sense of identity. I sometimes just sit and listen to the music, it’s that good.

The story, though it has cliques, has its twists and turns and it’s interesting enough to keep exploring the world. And has almost a Disney-esque feel to it: hopeful and silly sometimes and then surprisingly dark other times. Voice acting is not always great, but you will find characters you love and characters you hate.

Gameplay is ok, if a bit repetitive and linear. Good enemy variety, simplistic combo system and RPG customisation for weapons and two ranged and two melee characters to switch during combat. Oh and class specific spells.

I'm very happy they finally got this game on the Steam Library. I played it as a kid and loved it and even today I come back to it every 2 years or so and do a playthrough. I was very sad when I found out the sequel got canned, but Sudeki easily stands on its own. Now if you’ll excuse me I’ll be in New Brightwater, smashing crates and listening to the soundtrack :)
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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46 of 62 people (74%) found this review helpful
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31 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
A no hesitation buy for me.
I played this game years back on PC and the funny thing is, about a week ago I was looking at the original disc I had, which I accidentally damaged and was thinking to myself, "I wish this was on Steam." LOL. xD Now here it is, ON STEAM! OMG. Sorry, I'm just a little hyped. :P I can finally finish the game! :)

Ok, so the game is a really good Action RPG. The controls are pretty much like most Action RPGs so if you played games like Fable you should be able to get used to this fairly quick. And the 360 controller support is a plus.
The graphics are very nice considering this was originally released in 2004 on the Xbox and 2005 on PC.

If you like Action RPGs with a somewhat Japanese Fantasy style to it then you will like this game, and for the price of $4.99 USD, it's worth the experience. :)

Edit: After comparing some of the files I had managed to salvage and backed up from the original UK disc version, I noticed that the video cutscenes were enchanced for the Steam version to support higher resolution displays. Nice! :D

I posted comparison photos for you to see in my Facebook game community here:
https://www.facebook.com/gamergenkisan
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
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30 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
I've been waiting for this game to come out for a long time. I only recently learned it was released for Windows a while back, but who knows what compatibility issues await with an old copy. I was expecting it to show up on GOG but was just as delighted to see it appear today on Steam.

I wrote a full review of the original XBOX version on my own site with minor spoilers that's too long to post here: http://thebestgameneverplayed.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/sudeki/

To boil it down, imagine if an older action/adventure SNES game like Secret of Mana was remade using today's technology. If you like those classics from the Square and Enix renaissance, you'll like Sudeki.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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